Saturday, August 29th marks the day that Circle Track Magazine’s ground breaking Great American Racing Series will take to the dirt for the first time in their 6 race inaugural season with the Down-n-Dirty 125 at Plymouth Speedway.
Circle Track, the #1 Source for Advanced Racing Technology, recently announced that registration for the Down-n-Dirty 125 at Plymouth Speedway, the fourth race of their 2015 season, is now open.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have our first visit to the dirt be at the Playground of Power – Plymouth Speedway,” said Circle Track General Manager, Rob Fisher. “When we announced this series at PRI last December a lot of people thought we were crazy. I heard ‘why would you want to pay a $30,000 purse to a bunch of street stock racers?’ I said ‘why not?’ they’re the backbone of this sport and they should have their own big money touring series. Well, when people found out that we were going to run on both dirt and asphalt they knew we were crazy…but that’s what we do at Circle Track, break boundaries.”
At 3/8ths of a mile, Plymouth is the same length as the previous stop on the tour, Kentucky Motor Speedway, but that’s where the similarities end. The Down-n-Dirty 125 will have 125 laps and feature many of the G.A.R.S. regulars but Circle Track staff is expecting a large contingency of local dirt racers to show up and try to poach some of the $30,000 purse for themselves.
After the Bluegrass 125 at Kentucky Motor Speedway, Shawn Smith took over first place in points by virtue of a third place finish. However, he is just one point ahead of second place Todd Kempf and Kempf holds that spot by just one point over Curtis Peeples in third. Brian Bayer and Roger Williams sit in the fourth and fifth spots respectively and are still very much in the hunt.
To date, Circle Track’s Great American Racing Series has hosted three events and has seen three different winners…will the Down-n-Dirty 125 at Plymouth see our first two time winner or will we welcome a fourth different winner. We’ll find out on August 29th.
Designed as an affordable and exciting form of stock car racing, Circle Track’s Great American Racing Series features six races at six different tracks with individual posted purses of $30,000 with a whopping $5,000 going to the winner! The structure makes G.A.R.S. the richest street stock series in the country. The full schedule, rules, registration and membership applications are all available at www.ctgars.com
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Venue information for Plymouth Speedway: http://www.plymouthspeedway.com